“Can you teach me how to wear that?”
I was wearing the hijab, preparing for another day of exploring Sevilla.
“Sure, of course!”
We popped by the common toilet right next to our dorm and I showed her how to wear the hijab.
“Oh, it’s really easy! I feel… different.”
The smile on her face was so wide, her spirit radiating with a joy from the novel experience.
More often than not, I am the first Muslim (wearing the hijab) they’ve met and they are so so so eager to learn about Islam and the hijab. I try my best to share whatever I know and it is an absolutely amazing feeling to see the light in their eyes when they realise that Islam isn’t the terrible thing the media portrays it to be.
I met 2 beautiful ladies from Chile in Sevilla who were so warm and open from the very start.
It’s little things like this that makes travelling ven more meaningful. (: